1. Christopher Rudolph's Avatar
    Alright, so this seems to be a common issue... but none of the standard fixes are working.

    First off, My system hardware is all standard devices for my:
    Toshiba Satellite Model: L855-S5240
    Intel Core i5-2450M CPU
    CD/DVD-RW Combo Drive
    OS: Windows 10 x64 Home

    After installing Windows 10 (from Windows 7 x64 Enterprise), The Optical Drive reads just fine, but doesn't seem to want to write files to disc at all.


    1.) I've already deleted the Upper & Lower Filters from the Registry as a first step - No Change.
    2.) Since I DO have iTunes installed on the computer, I also went through the iTunes ODD troubleshooting steps; I manually removed the dreaded GEAR Driver application and manually removed the 2 Entries (GEARAspiWDM and UpperFilter) from each of the three GEAR Driver Registry keys :

    a.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    b.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6D807884-7D21-11CF-801C-08002BE10318}
    c.) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{CE5939AE-EBDE-11D0-B181-0000F8753EC4}

    No Change

    3.) After Stepping through the above steps, I rebooted the system - No Change
    4.) I tried writing files to CD-r using 2 other CD burning utilities (IMGBurn and Windows Disc Burner) - System will Read... but still will not Write to CD using IMGBurn, Windows, nor iTunes.

    At this point, I'm at a loss and need any help I can find.
    Does Anyone have any ideas on what to possibly try next to get the ODD(CD/DVD-R) to write in Windows 10?
    09-18-2015 04:47 AM
  2. rhapdog's Avatar
    I have no issues with mine writing, but I did have to download the new drivers for it from the manufacturer website for the drive. Initially, Windows 10 had selected a plain CD/DVD reader driver for the drive, which obviously was not correct.

    Making sure you have the correct driver for the OS to recognize and use the full capabilities of a device is usually the first thing you want to try, as it will normally be the thing that will fix it, especially after a change in the OS.

    Hope this will help you get it working. If you have the brand/model of the drive, and are having difficulty locating an appropriate driver, quote me in this thread and that will get my attention. I or someone else here will try to assist you in locating it.
    09-19-2015 12:20 PM

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